Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Handmade for the Holidays - Peppermint Soap

I needed something to go with my peppermint lip balm in gifts this year.  So decided what better to go with peppermint lip balm than peppermint soap!  And this one is even easier to make than the lip balm.
What you'll need:
  • Soap molds (or I've seen people use like a loaf pan and then just slice it afterward if they are making big batches, but I just needed a few so a soap mold works for me)
  • Candy Cane
  • Peppermint Extract
  • Pyrex mixing bowl (or any other bowl that is microwave safe)
  • Heat and pour soap mix (I used a goats milk soap base and a shea butter soap base, I've also used a plain glycerin base before.  Found these all at hobby lobby)
1)  Put your candy cane in a plastic bag and crush it
2)  Cut your soap base up into small chunks and place in your mixing bowl (I used about a quarter of the package of soap base for 3 bars)
3)  Put in microwave and heat in 30 second intervals until soap is completely melted
4)  Stir in about a teaspoon of peppermint extract
5)  Sprinkle a pinch of the candy cane dust into the bottom of the mold and then pour in the soap
6)  Sprinkle another pinch of the candy cane dust onto the top of the soap

7)  Place in refrigerator for about an hour to solidify
8)  After it has fully solidified you can pop them out and you have your homemade peppermint soap

(For the layered effect on the bar of soap below I filled the mold about 3/4 up with a clear Shea Butter soap base, then when it started to harden put a layer of goats milk soap base on top)


  1. Love this! I will have to try it soon!

  2. I absolutely love this idea! I've always wanted to try and make soap. I'm bookmarking this for later. Love it! Thanks!

  3. Katie-

    This look super easy. Soap making intimidates me {well, probably b/c I haven't tried it yet}...

    You should stock up on candy canes when they go on clearance next week!

    :) Thanks for linking up!

  4. thanks for stopping by my blog. this is really a great idea.. the soap is so cute..

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